Vacation Rental Big Island Hawaii - “The Falls at Reed's Island is a new vacation rental located in Hilo's upscale enclave, Reed's Island, a mile from downtown Hilo. The three-bedroom house is perched at eye level to one of Hawaii's most beautiful waterfalls, and is flanked by the Wailuku River and rainforest. The Falls at Reed's Island features private bathrooms, hot-and-cold soaking tubs and views from every window.” Modern Agent September 2006
Hawaii Luxury Vacation Rental - Private, Secluded and Romantic, a special kind of VIP luxury. Guest Comment We said we would be back. Nineteen months later, here we are for a longer vacation that allows us to settle in and enjoy this setting at a relaxed pace. And what a place to relax! Everything was as wonderful as we remembered and better: the smell when we walked in the door, the music, the flowers, the house, the garden, the falls. And though we visited many special places while here, it was always more wonderful to come back to this private paradise. How rare to find a place so special that spending a day without going anywhere was a highlight.
“You’ll not find lavish hotels or resorts on the eastern side of the island. This is a place for escape, meditation, nourishment for the soul. Hotels in Hilo are adequate and B&Bs along the rugged forested area know as Costal Puna provide the basic comforts. There are just a couple of exception. One is the Falls at Reed’s Island. Our home for the first three nights, this extraordinary rental home is nestled in a rainforest just blocks from downtown Hilo. Originally built by two San Francisco architects as their refuge from the world, the three-bedroom structure runs the length of a ridge centered in a deep river valley. The decor is elegant simplicity with continuing walls of glass inviting nature’s magnificence into every room. The window of a large lounge at the end of the building frames a view of land-scaped terraces leading to a tiered waterfall rhythmically cascading down black lava rocks to the stream below. Dense vegetation provides the backdrop for impeccably-manicured lawns, stately rows of gigantic palms, enormous elephant ears, mango trees, ferns, and countless varieties of topical flora of vibrant reds and purples, vivid oranges and yellows, and delicate whites. It is an idyllic setting - a world unto itself where relaxation with friends, family, harmony with nature and quiet introspection are the norm.” Westlake Magazine February 2007 <www.westlakemagazine.net/travel.html>
Historically home for the Hawaiian was not on the beach, they lived in the valleys where the weather was appealing, inspirational, serene. Legion has it that Reed’s Island, (original name “Koloiki”) was the play ground of the Alii. If you are considering a Hawaii beach vacation rental, a Hawaii Hotel, a hawaii vacation rental condo, or a vacation condo imagine staying in what seems to be deep in a rainforest, but just a mile up river of Hilo Bay, where a Hawaiian King spent his time. Reed's Island is a Hilo neighborhood where the wealthy built their homes in a bygone era, and it still holds that reputation today. The Falls at Reed's Island is at the very end of the island's only road, giving it the most prestigious and secluded setting on the island. The estate occupies two and a quarter acres which allows your senses to take in a multi acre aura of sights, sounds and scents.
Hilo Hawaii Vacation Rental - The Falls at Reed’s Island is the Hawaii Vacation Rental Home for your next, or first, trip to the big island. Built on the pinnacle of Reed's Island with a stunning backdrop of rugged lava cliffs, a quilt work of lush tropical foliage and of course your private waterfall on the Wailuku River, all providing a soul-stirring oasis in which to return to each evening, “feels like being on your own private island”. Check out other Vacation Rentals in Hilo Hawaii, and see for yourself.
Vacation Rental in Hawaii - Guest comments from Honolulu - “Thank you, thank you, thank you! We have loved the experience of this magical place. The soothing cascades of the waterfalls, the falling rain, the calls of birds, the black rocks and so many colors of green just overload the senses and provide an un-imagined tranquility. Steve told us of this paradise - but even he could not prepare us for this setting. From dawn to dark we have been captive and can only speak in low voices as if not to break the spell. Thank you for sharing this all with us. We leave with memories and feelings that will last forever. Much aloha, ....”
Secluded Vacation Rental in Hawaii - The Falls at Reed's Island, was one of four properties featured in The New York Times - "Secluded Retreats on the Big Island" and was featured on the TV special - "Around the World in 80 Homes" produced by the Fine Living Channel, owned by the same folks that bring you HGTV - Home and Garden TV.
Private Vacation Rental Hawaii - The Falls at Reed's Island is about 1 mile from old historic Hilo town and Hilo Bay “The Beautiful Bayside City”. The land is more vertical than horizontal, a sliver with about 700' of frontage on the Wailuku River, the largest river in the State. It is protected by a fragment of State land on its side away from the river, and the land across the river is protected by a conservation easement. When on the property, it seems deep in the rain forest, although it is really in downtown Hilo.
Hawaii Vacation Rental Home - Designed by San Francisco architects David Morton and Thomas Cordell, as their private vacation home in Hawaii. Completed in 2002, the narrowness of the site dictated the uniqueness of the house layout, three comfortable private bedrooms with baths, surrounded with large windows opening into the magical rain forest setting. A kitchen building, a pavilion with large windows on all sides surveying, as from a crow's nest, the two gorges and the waterfall. The three buildings are joined by a long screened lanai, with a colonnade of posts made of native Ohia tree trunks. Interior wood is untreated Port Orford cedar from Oregon which has a pleasant aroma.
Vacation Rental Big Island Hawaii - Over eons of time the river eroded the gorge down on the North side of the island to a level of about 85 feet below the island, leaving the South gorge high and dry about 30 feet below the island. With cliffs flanking both sides, this dry channel is an ideal site for a garden, the bottom is a near level grass area. It undulates the length of the property, culminating beyond the tip of the old island at a cliff overlooking the active North gorge and a grand waterfall directly below. The house exterior is mostly black, with black anodized aluminum windows giving the feeling that the house emerges from the black lava rocks below. Vacation Rental in Hawaii - The Falls at Reed's Island, was one of four properties featured in The New York Times - "Secluded Retreats on the Big Island" and was featured on the TV special - "Around the World in 80 Homes" produced by the Fine Living Channel, owned by the same folks that bring you HGTV - Home and Garden TV.